It’s February! So, how are you doing on your diet and exercise? Have you gone off track and got back on again more times than you remember?
To be honest, fitness-wise, I wasn’t doing very well in December and January. Also, I just got back from a few days away in Madrid. Although I did exercise, I did not track my caloric intake. Look, I could not say no to churros, tapas and all those delicious Spanish dishes, I had to try and enjoy them as part of my vacation.
Anyway, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to share a few tips of getting back on track after slipping up. Here’s how to get started.
Don’t beat yourself up
First of all, there is no need to mentally abuse yourself with negative thoughts of how you should have done things differently. Don’t try to starve yourself or having two-hour cardio sessions as a punishment. Instead, get back into the right diet and your body will re-adjust.
Drink more water
Drinking plenty of water throughout the day is great. Not only it will help you eat less and digest your food better, but also flush out excess sodium to help you quickly de-bloat.
Continue your workout plan
Pick up where you left off on your previous workout plan, or start a new one. Set realistic goals, stick to your schedule and start training for it.
Make sure you get enough sleep each night
One of the main benefits of a good nights sleep is hormone balance. Good quality sleep will help recover not only your body but your mind as well.
Be patient and stay positive
When it comes to behaviour change, a positive attitude goes a long way. Tell yourself you can do this and you can make it work as it really matters to you.